Secure Trust Bank selects Sword Apak’s core banking system Aurius to support new business venture


Secure Trust Bank Real Estate Finance, a subsidiary of Secure Trust Bank, has chosen Sword Apak’s core banking system Aurius.

Secure Bank’s diversified lending portfolio focuses on unsecured personal lending, motor finance and retail finance. It has also developed lending solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) market.

Mark Elliott, director of banking, Sword Apak explained: “With specialist property lending capability already built in to Aurius, much of the functionality needed for day one was already available. Because of this the team at Secure Trust Bank Real Estate Finance has been able to benefit from Sword Apak’s ‘off the shelf’ style interim solution.”

He added: “The security of Sword Apak’s clients is paramount. Through SaaS delivery and with ISO27001 and ISO9001 accreditation, Secure Trust Bank is able to access the system from anywhere, safe in the knowledge that client data is securely protected.”

Sword Apak’s key consultants and technical experts worked closely with the team on site. This enabled them to configure and embed the new system so it was up and running in a short timescale. This quick implementation has further supported the early growth of the business.

Aurius has a range of in-built functionality to support development finance. The system is very configurable which reduces the time taken to set up new business areas. So Aurius will support every stage of the loan life cycle.

Roy Aston, chief technology officer at Secure Trust Bank, is confident Sword Apak’s offering is right for the business. He said: “As our business expands to meet the demands of our clients, we need a robust and flexible finance solution which stands up to the rigours of an ever-changing market.

“Sword Apak’s Aurius banking platform fits our brief. As well as being responsive to our requirements, the company has the professional capability and technical expertise to deliver and support a great solution.”

Elliott added: “Sword Apak is in a great position to support the needs of Secure Trust Bank. Secure Trust Bank joins a growing number of specialist UK banks to benefit from the Aurius banking platform. We expanded the team by over a third during 2014 with further recruitment planned during 2015 and beyond, to ensure we continue to offer an excellent service to both our new and existing clients.”